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Building a capacity to care for each other

December 16, 2014

The phone call came on my way home from Ottawa for Thanksgiving. “We’ve called an ambulance to take your mom to the hospital.” And (back) down the rabbit hole of senior health care we went. The ongoing experience comes on the eve of that most active time for giving, sharing, volunteering. It has been a […]

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Give where you live this Christmas season

It is with mixed feelings that I am appealing to our community for help with our 33rd annual Share A Christmas Program. I am glad Community Centre 55 is here to help so many families in need, and yet saddened that so many families need our help again. Whether we realize it or not, we […]

Farmers feed cities, and cities enrich farmers

I was honoured this summer when Premier Kathleen Wynne named me parliamentary assistant (PA) to the minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. After all, the premier had personally served as the minister of agriculture and food right up to the recent election. Many have asked, however, why would a downtown MPP from Beaches-East York […]

Looking forward to four more years of community building

A gigantic THANK YOU to wonderful Ward 32 for re-electing me as city councillor again! I am honoured. I am humbled. I am appreciative. I look forward to four more years of community and city building – this time with less fanfare! Elections are a time for renewal. They are a chance for new ideas […]


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